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A 39-year-old male asked:

Several weeks llq pain on palpatation, obstruction series neg. doc bent left leg pain was felt. wants ct abd/pelvis w&w/o contr. what is suspected?

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Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 26 years experience
Diverticulitis: He most likely suspects diverticulitis. You should not need a scan with and without. The with portion is all that really matters. The without will just increase the amount of radiation that you get.
Dr. Wendell Goins
General Surgery 42 years experience
Diverticulitis: Although acute diverticulitis is uncommon in patients your age , it can happen in even youunger ones. Ct-scan of the abd-pelvis is indicated if you have significant tenderness. Acute diverticulitis ocurs when a diverticulum(a weakness in the large-intestine wall that results in a "pouch") ruptures and causes local or diffuse peritonitis.

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